Michigan: improper disposal of medical waste and medical records

Korie Wilkins of Freep writes:

Officials are investigating the improper disposal of fetal matter, bloody surgical pads and medical records in a Dumpster outside a Lathrup Village abortion clinic.

The medical waste was removed from the Dumpster outside the WomanCare clinic on Southfield Road by a licensed hazardous waste hauler, said Sgt. Vincent Lynch of the Lathrup Village Police Department. The Dumpster was searched this morning after a complaint by an anti-abortion group last week, he said.

In related news, Kim Kozlowski of the Detroit News writes:

Alberto Hodari, the clinic’s medical director, blamed the apparent improper disposal of materials on a new staff member.

Abortion foes say they have searched the clinic’s garbage for a month and found improperly disposed medical waste, along with medical documents that should have been shredded. They informed Lathrup Village police, who then launched the investigation.

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